Join our next Finance Virtual Master Class: China’s cross-border M&A
Monday, February 17th, 13:00 *Local Madrid time

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The purpose of this Master Class is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of a relatively new and unexplored trend in the international investment landscape: the emergence of corporate China as a global merger & acquisition player.

From the most recent acquisition of shale gas resources, landmark hotels, cinema chains, and food processors in the US, to investments in shipping, logistics, energy, and airport projects in Greece and Portugal, to cereal brands in the UK, China has started to diversify its investment targets. New investment criteria involve the acquisition of technology, popular brands and know-how to support the shift of the Chinese economy towards a more value-added proposition.

A new generation of managers and financial professionals is set to face a different array of challenges, being the seller of the acquirer. But, they will also benefit from additional investment opportunities and alternatives.


Paolo Giancane, CFA is a senior advisor for a HK-based M&A boutique and exposed to the Chinese market since 2005. Paolo has participated in several equity financings on behalf of Chinese clients and advised European clients in prospective investments in China as well as divestitures of European assets to Chinese buyers. He is also an investor, board member and in charge of finance & business development for Vesenda, a cutting edge software house.
Paolo holds a MSc in Finance from London Business School. He teaches “Investing in China” at the IE Master in Finance and has participated to finance executive programs for IE Law School and IE School of Architecture.